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Video Production and Editing Specialist

Company: Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
Date Posted: June 15, 2017

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA)* is recruiting for a smart, creative video production and editing specialist to create short videos for university-related marketing campaigns and social accounts. This qualified individual will lead pre-production, production and post-production for video and photo shoots. 

Primary responsibilities include:

Video Production (75%)

  • Manage video projects from start through completion including: story development, research, location scouting, staging, recording and post-production editing.
  • Oversee original story/program concepts for video content; determine angle of story to ensure originality and creativity of final product.
  • Work with Marketing and other colleagues to develop timely and relevant content.
  • Conduct research, including personal interviews, to obtain information necessary to plan story lines.
  • Capture material for production using video equipment; determine technical and creative decisions regarding such elements as lighting, shooting angles, type and placement of microphones, audio needs, locations and use of movement.
  • Exercise independent judgment in the editing and production of material.
  • Ensure message cohesiveness and correct tone by assessing and adjusting visual context, narrative and background audio tracks.
  • Serve as a liaison between WFAA and third party video production companies.
  • Obtain appropriate clearances for location shoots and related resources.

Digital Photography (15%)

  • Manage photo-shoots and work with contract photographers to articulate the style and direction necessary for photos intended for use in print and/or digital projects.
  • Shoot photos for print and digital projects when no contract photographer is assigned.
  • Manage online digital assets management system including importation, tagging, categorization and rating of new and existing photographic assets. Provide staff training as necessary.

Media Support (5%)

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of department video and photographic equipment and train staff members on use when necessary.
  • Oversee use, storage and inventory of department video and photographic equipment.
  • Advise vendors and venues on audio/visual production logistics for events.

Support a service-oriented atmosphere in accordance with WFAA mission, values and philosophy

  • Strategic beliefs
    • The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a transforming impact on students, alumni, and society;
    • Authentic, lifelong relationships and engagement with alumni, donors and friends are fundamental to sustaining the reputation and continued success of the University;
    • Philanthropy has an essential and growing importance on the future progress of UW-Madison;
    • The highest level of stewardship and fiduciary responsibility in financial, investment, data and gift administration is vital to maintaining trust with our stakeholders;
    • Diverse views, experiences and perspectives strengthen WFAA and the university community.
    • Organizational values
      • We are serious about delivering results;
      • We work together and with our campus partners as a team;
      • We are committed to alumni, donors, volunteers and others;
      • We are open-minded;
      • We create a positive work environment.


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent with formal training in video production, photography, audio/visual and office technology required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years professional experience required including minimum of two (2) years of experience in video production and digital photography.
  • High language skills, intermediate mathematical skills, high reasoning ability.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects and other production/multimedia programs; Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of video production and photography.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently.
  • Ability to organize, multitask and meet very distinct deadlines while expressing a high degree of creativity.
  • Excellent oral and written skills and high degree of administrative skill.
  • Ability to consistently exercise discretion and judgment in creative endeavors.
  • Ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds; possess strong coaching skills and a high attention to detail. 
  • Ability to accommodate various interpersonal and communication styles. 
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to work early mornings, evenings and weekends. May also require occasional travel in and out of state for video and photography shoot management and staffing.

This is a full time, nonexempt position, reporting to the Managing Director, Creative. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit program.

To apply, please submit cover letter and resume in a single attachment to:

Please contact Human Resources if you have any questions at  Application deadline is June 30, 2017.

Mia Kahl
Human Resources
Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association
(608) 308-5392 

The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer

*The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association is the “doing business as” name of the merged organization comprising the University of Wisconsin Foundation ( and the Wisconsin Alumni Association (, whose legal corporate name is registered as the University of Wisconsin Foundation.